Welcome to Reception where we have a busy and fun term ahead! This term is all about getting the children settled and familiar with their new classroom environment. Many of the children have come from our Nursery but for those children who are joining us from new settings, we hope they will enjoy forming new friendships.
Mrs Harris is the Reception class teacher, working alongside Mrs Moore, Miss Ballantyne, Miss Harrison and Miss Bayliss.
The topic for this term is 'All About Me'. We will be looking at things that make us special and the similarities and differences between ourselves and others. We will talk about our families and how we have changed. Photos of family members and pictures of when the children were babies, are things we would love to see so please send them in! When we learn about birthdays the children will be involved in planning a birthday party for Spencer Bear ending in a pretend party with a cake which they will help to make.
The children will soon be bringing their first reading books home to share with you. It really is important that you take the time to read as often as you can, even if it is just 5 minutes a day. As the books initially have no words we would ask that you encourage children to talk about what they see, answer questions about the pictures or to predict what they think might happen at the end of the story. Children will start to bring words home in an envelope to practise. If you have any queries or questions about reading, please do not hesitate to ask.
Stay and Play sessions
Stay and play sessions will be held once a term. The children and staff really enjoy the sessions so it would be great if we could get as many parents attending as possible. The focus for this term's session will be 'children's favourite stories!'
P.E. sessions take place on Friday mornings. Please could you ensure that your child has a full P.E. kit, consisting of a yellow t-shirt, black shorts and black plimsoles. All MUST be clearly named. The kit should remain in school during term time. Earrings must be removed before school on Friday by an adult.
Could you please ensure that your child has a pair of clearly named wellies in school. The children love to explore the school woods and they can be very muddy so wellies must be worn. This protects both their shoes and our carpets!
Extra crafts and baking
In Reception, we try to make learning fun, meaningful and interesting by incorporating extra arts and crafts and baking. If parents would like to help to raise extra funds for such activities, a voluntary contribution of 50p a week would be very much appreciated.
Thank you for your support!